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Portrait in fish eye
Lens: Rokinon 8mm Camera: k100d Photo Location: My house ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: Yaro, 09-09-2010, 05:41 AM

Here's a portrait done using a fish eye and an off-camera flash at night. The Rokinon is a very fun lens

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09-09-2010, 05:48 AM   #2
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reminds me of the twilight zone... or the outer limits...eerie.... intense... dave m
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Cool! The composition somewhat unsettles me. Or maybe its the fisheye. Can totally crop everything else but the head - leaves a floating head
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Thanks for the comments!
I've lately been trying to focus on my crops, but always someone suggests (and usually achieves) a better crop. Here's an uncropped version, if anyone wants to try a crop themselves it's be well appreciated.

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I rather like your uncropped version as it alters the focus from the person's facial highlights to his dramatic look within a mysterious environment. My advice is, unless you are trying to achieve a certain look and need help, go with your instincts. One can crop seven ways to to Sunday and achieve different looks all the time.

As an example, when you first presnted the cropped version, I did not know it was cropped, so I thought in order to maximize the dramatic look, reduce the writing and shirt and the highlight on the top forehead. Notice the overall shape of the head and torso, it is dynamic and the blackness works really well with the lit face and its shape.. But as I said, go with your instincts.

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Nice, really like the lighting.
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Interesting - reminds of when I was about to be scolded in 1st grade.

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pretty dramatic portrait.
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Thanks for the sound advice and comments, much appreciated.
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Different - a fine result Yaro.
Good choice of PP.
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Great portrait, using a fish eye is lots of fun eh?
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